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Match Thread: Europa League - Crusaders vs Wolves


The Away Leg

By Wolves
August 1 2019

Wolves travel to Belfast for the return leg of their opening Europa League clash with a hope of building on their two goal lead from Molineux.

Coach Nuno Espirito Santo claims there will be no complacency from his team as they attempt to put the Northern Irish underdogs to the sword. Crusaders defended manfully and in numbers in the first game which made opportunities difficult for Wolves to find, but they are expected to attack more in search of goals tonight, which may leave them open to counter attack. Ruben Neves left the field with an injury during the first game but he has travelled with the squad for tonight's game.  

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Match Thread: Europa League - Crusaders vs Wolves
Discussion started by Wolves , 01/08/2019 17:31
Wolves
01/08/2019 17:31
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:08:22:17:35:22 by Ivybridge Wolf.

Cheshire wolf
01/08/2019 17:37
Afraid I have commitments tonight and cannot help with commentary as I won't even be able to watch it, but I hope posters will be able to share news as it arises.

Cheshire wolf
01/08/2019 19:21
One change to tonight's line up with the return of Raul Jimenez as Nuno fields a full strength team

Line-up: Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Traore, Dendonker, Neves. Moutinho, Jonny, Jimenez, Jota

Subs: Ruddy, Vinagre, Saiss, Kilman, Gibbs-White, Sanderson, Perry

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 20:03
Coady saves us after 90 seconds ..... off the line!



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chicagowolf
01/08/2019 20:09
Pretty dull stuff after their solo shot. Packed defence

wolverina
01/08/2019 20:11
Evening! Well, they will obviously chuck everything at us - nothing to lose! We just have to concentrate..

chicagowolf
01/08/2019 20:12
Pyunik in the next round for the winner of this glamour match

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 20:14
Thy’ve bloody scored ..... it’s been coming the last 3 minutes



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wolverina
01/08/2019 20:15
Clearly, they are not concentrating....

chicagowolf
01/08/2019 20:15
Crusaders score 1-2. Oh dear.
Commentators said they saw it coming!!

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 20:15
Jiminez 1-1. Great goal on the turn!

The first was a Bennett OG



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chicagowolf
01/08/2019 20:16
Raul bangs one in 1-3. Now to push on .
He took one touch

wolverina
01/08/2019 20:17
Ah - they've read my post! 1-1

chicagowolf
01/08/2019 20:21
Crusaders free kick leads to attack that goes nowhere

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 20:23
Jiminez close to a 2nd, a good header from a corner - just over



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chicagowolf
01/08/2019 20:29
we are moving the ball around nicely but little penetration. Weak Jota attempt

chicagowolf
01/08/2019 20:32
Another Raul show wide after some good interplay

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 20:33
Nice little bit of Wolves front line interplay results in Jinimez flashing wide.

My stream is now showing Gaelic football!!! Lol Unbelievable



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Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 20:39
Bennett bullet header from a corner - great goal. He’s got two now!



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Sheffield WWFC
01/08/2019 20:39
[www.bbc.co.uk]

A little link to BBC radio Ulster for radio commentary if anyone wants it.

chicagowolf
01/08/2019 20:39
great run from Adama leads to a corner.
Bennet great goal 4-1 aggregate

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 20:45
Bit of pinball in the Wolves box, this following a couple of corners. A better delivery would have given us problems. Good pressure from Crusaders



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chicagowolf
01/08/2019 20:46
beautiful twisting turning goal from Raul, just after a promising crusaders attack.

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 20:46
Fabulous goal from Jiminez!

Great play from Jota - but Raul really does well before unleashing!!

Looks like we’re off to Armenia



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Sheffield WWFC
01/08/2019 20:47
Jiminez 5-1 HT

wolverina
01/08/2019 20:48
Well, we should be all right from now on....

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 20:56
For those wondering. like me, FC Pyunik play in Yerevan, Armenia

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Lupinehowler
01/08/2019 20:58
All a bit pedestrian so far though all three goals have been good to watch. Raul seems to have the goals in his sights so could expect some more from him unless he is taken off.
Adama is being quite disciplined so is obviously listening to Nuno.
Should be a straight forward progression now.

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 21:10
Jiminez going off, a worrying injury. Well any time any of our key players get a knock it’s worrying. Gibbs White to replace.



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Sheffield WWFC
01/08/2019 21:12
Jiminez substituted after lengthy treatment. Morgan Gibbs-white on.

chicagowolf
01/08/2019 21:17
motivation zero, and it shows from both sides

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 21:25
Vinagre for Jota
Saiss for Neves

67 minutes gone. Unless something remarkable happens, this match is petering out.



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Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 21:35
Well, well, well. A deep cross from Moutinho , a defenders header loops over the keeper. 1-4.

That’s the first thing that’s happened since Adama was in space, ran with the ball and fell over



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chicagowolf
01/08/2019 21:36
Forsythe Own Goal!! Wolves walk away despondently like they just let one in rather than scored on.
A few half hearted hand shakes. Just checked the plan fares to Armenia; might give this a miss

Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 21:38
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chicagowolf
Forsythe Own Goal!! Wolves walk away despondently like they just let one in rather than scored on.
A few half hearted hand shakes. Just checked the plan fares to Armenia; might give this a miss
You’d probably get there quicker than us Chicago!



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Ivybridge Wolf
01/08/2019 21:51
Nuno celebrates his 100th Wolves match with a good win, although it could (particularly) in that second half be described as a ‘professional’ job! 1-6 on aggregate is good, though it could and should have been a great deal more over the two legs. We’me in the hat however and that is all that matters at this stage.

Very positively, a couple of great goals from our man Raul .... minus mask of course. Hope his knock is quickly run off and nothing serious.

Lovely to see so many Wolves flags in Belfast tonight too.

UTW!



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chicagowolf
02/08/2019 13:29
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Ivybridge Wolf
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chicagowolf
Forsythe Own Goal!! Wolves walk away despondently like they just let one in rather than scored on.
A few half hearted hand shakes. Just checked the plan fares to Armenia; might give this a miss
You’d probably get there quicker than us Chicago!

Possibly Ivy but one of the ‘problems’ with Wolves success is that , with no season ticket etc, my chances of getting a ticket to any game is tough. Went to the Mol just once last season, for the Shrewsbury replay.
On the other hand all Premier games are live on USA tv, and as a foreigner I watched Crusaders for a fiver

an angry wolf
02/08/2019 16:42
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chicagowolf
motivation zero, and it shows from both sides

Does it? I thought both teams took it very seriously

chicagowolf
03/08/2019 13:52
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an angry wolf
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chicagowolf
motivation zero, and it shows from both sides

Does it? I thought both teams took it very seriously

Ouch. You’re very possibly correct looking at the whole 90 minutes Angry. Maybe it was just a dull patch in the game

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